Knoxville, TN (Images of America Series)
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Knoxville, TN (Images of America Series)

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by Ed Hooper
     
 

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Though it began as a small fort on the Tennessee River, Knoxville would not know obscurity for long. Founded in 1791, Knoxville became the capital of the new state of Tennessee five years later and rapidly became a major metropolitan area for the southeastern United States. Exportations of raw and natural goods brought wealth and new residents, and soon its main

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Though it began as a small fort on the Tennessee River, Knoxville would not know obscurity for long. Founded in 1791, Knoxville became the capital of the new state of Tennessee five years later and rapidly became a major metropolitan area for the southeastern United States. Exportations of raw and natural goods brought wealth and new residents, and soon its main thoroughfare became a window into the growth, development, decline, and rebirth of an all-American city. Then, as now, all roads downtown lead to Gay Street, and everything Knoxville came from it.

Though Knoxville is a decidedly Southern city, it has also taken its place within the American melting pot. Swiss, English, Dutch, Irish, German, Greek, African, and Spanish families have all played major roles in the city's development. For many years, at one small popcorn stand on Gay Street stood Gary Crowder-the meticulous owner of the amazing collection of photographs predominantly featured in Images of America: Knoxville.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738515571
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
851,880
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


Author Ed Hooper, a local writer, broadcast journalist, and a seventh-generation Tennessean himself, has compiled over 200 black-and-white vintage photographs to tell the story of the early years of Knoxville.

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Knoxville, TN (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book truly captures the spirit of Knoxville and portrays in photos a history that few have ever seen assembled in one place. Anyone who has ever lived or was born in the city will find this a treasure to read.